30 Easter Breakfast Ideas

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Easy Easter breakfast ideas for a sweet holiday morning with the family includes bunny pancakes for the kids and savory egg dishes for the grown-ups. Fun and festive sweet breads and treats to start the day right.

The photo collage show four easy breakfast ideas for Easter including bunny pancakes, hot cross biscuits, and eggs.

Easter breakfast is such a fun time to bake up delicious Spring recipes filled with seasonal flavors like chocolate, lemon, and sweet cream cheese drizzles.

But it is also a great time to serve up all the crispy fresh produce that is exploding at the market including savory eggs with fresh asparagus, peppers, and delicate baby greens.

Whether you want to go sweet or savory, or a mix of both!, I've got you covered with all the tastiest recipes to make on Easter morning.

Sweet Cheese Ball Spread

Make ahead this easy sweet cheese ball filled with chocolate chips and coated in chopped pecans and set it on a pretty platter with fresh fruit.

Then serve your favorite breads, toast, bagels, or even waffles for everyone to use this sweet morning spread on.

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
This sweet cheese ball made from cream cheese, powdered sugar, mini chocolate chips, and chopped pecans makes an amazing breakfast spread for bagels, waffles, and pancakes. Serve it as part of a festive brunch with fresh fruit.
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A cream cheese and chocolate chip cheese ball coated in pecans sits next to fresh fruit and a bagel.

Carrot Cake Bread

You can make this easy carrot cake bread right in your bread machine the day before and add the easy cream cheese drizzle on top right before adding it to the bread basket for your Easter table.

Sweet Carrot Cake Bread
Don't wait for Easter morning to enjoy this easy carrot cake bread, your family will enjoy this sweet treat all year long. Filled with sweet fresh carrots and crushed pineapple, don't skip the cream cheese glaze for the top!
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An iced loaf of carrot cake bread sits in a white bread basket with a blue napkin.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

This bright and zesty lemon poppyseed bread is one of my current favorite quick bread recipes. I make it with meyer lemons from our patio tree but regular lemons from the grocery store work great, too.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
Light and zesty lemon poppy seed bread can be made with sparkling sugar for an easy quick bread breakfast treat or you can prep a simple vanilla glaze for drizzling over the top for a stunning presentation.
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A loaf of lemon poppy seed bread is on a platter, a few pieces have been sliced. Sliced lemons are added as garnish.

Monte Cristo Sandwich Pinwheels

Sweet and savory all rolled into one. Dust these easy Monte Cristo sandwich pinwheels with powdered sugar and serve them with a bowl of raspberry jam for a delicious breakfast bite.

Monte Cristo Sandwich Pinwheels
These sweet and savory breakfast pinwheels are inspired by the classic Monte Cristo sandwich seen on many restaurant menus. Made into easy nibbles with crescent roll dough, they are perfect for a brunch buffet.
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A plate filled with Monte Cristo crescent rolls and a little cup of strawberry jam for serving.

Hot Cross Biscuits

It isn't Easter breakfast for our family without a fresh batch of hot cross biscuits studded with dried currants and decorated with cream cheese crosses on top. This is my favorite Easter bread!

Hot Cross Biscuits
This easy make ahead hot cross biscuit recipe is perfect for baking for Easter. Serve it as part of your Easter brunch or as a sweet treat before the Easter egg hunt begins! Tasty cream cheese frosting crosses are the perfect finishing touch to the flaky biscuits studded with sweet currants.
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A platter of hot cross biscuits has a ceramic carrot accessory. Each biscuit has a cream cheese frosting cross on the top and currants inside.

Easy Chocolate Croissants

Just 3 ingredients and you've got warm and flaky chocolate croissant puff bites ready to pull from the oven. You could bake them the day before Easter and simply reheat them in the oven for a couple minutes so the chocolate gets all melty inside.

Easy Chocolate Croissants
The best beginner baker recipe for young kids to make! This chocolate croissant recipe has just 3 ingredients but tastes like you've been in the kitchen all day.
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A white platter of homemade chocolate croissants made from puff pastry. One has been broken in half to show the melted chocolate filling, there's a Hershey's square of chocolate next to it.

Orange Sweet Rolls

You can prep these orange sweet rolls in advance and just bake them on Easter morning before breakfast. A bread machine makes easy work of the zesty dough.

Bread Machine Orange Rolls
This bread machine orange rolls recipe is so easy because you prepare the fool proof dough in your bread maker, roll the dough out and bake it in your oven for perfect golden brown breakfast rolls. The filling is not too sweet and has a fresh burst of orange flavor all throughout the orange flavored dough and orange icing.
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A baking pan filled with finished orange rolls sits on a blue towel.

Almond Poppy Seed Bread

The delicately sweet almond poppy seed bread is an excellent choice for slicing on a platter for the Easter table. It complements most fresh fruits and chocolate so well.

Almond Poppy Seed Bread
This buttery almond poppy seed bread tastes like Christmas married a birthday cake. Serve this easy quick bread recipe for a festive weekend brunch or delight your kids with a special school morning breakfast.
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A sliced loaf of almond poppy seed bread is ready for serving on a white platter.

Classic French Toast

Griddle up a batch of the best fluffy French Toast you've ever had. You can serve it family style at the table if you keep it warm in the oven on a large baking sheet.

French Toast
This crispy French toast is perfect for serving family style. Keep the entire batch warm in the oven until you're ready to serve. The rich vanilla custard batter makes the sweetest, most delicious French toast ever.
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Crispy french toast slices on a platter sprinkled with powdered sugar and a cup of maple syrup on the side.

French Toast Bake

Want a more hands-off breakfast? Make ahead a batch of this overnight French toast casserole from one of the 16 different flavor variations included in the recipe and just bake it in the morning.

Overnight French Toast Bake with Pecan Praline
This sweet and salty bourbon pecan French toast bake is the perfect overnight breakfast to prep before a holiday. Serve it with peppery bacon.
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A serving of French toast casserole topped with pecans has slices of bacon on the side.

Easter Bunny Pancakes

Get a cute bunny shaped pancake mold like this one or just free form a round pancake with "bunny ears" by hand using my easy buttermilk pancakes batter.

Use mini chocolate chips to make cute little bunny faces or top the round part with a mini marshmallow for a cute bunny tail.

Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes
Classic buttermilk pancakes griddled in melted butter get a gorgeous golden brown color with delicious crispy edges. Serve family style or make ahead for the freezer for busy mornings.
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A white plate is filled with homemade buttermilk pancakes.

Easy Eggs Benedict

You can absolutely serve eggs benedict to a crowd at the breakfast table if you use these easy prep-ahead tips and family style serving tricks.

Easy Eggs Benedict
This delicious eggs benedict variation is so much easier to make than the original! Perfect for making a single serving or scaling for a large crowd for a special brunch menu. You can plate the assembled sandwiches or serve the elements family-style at the table.
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Crunchy Granola Parfaits

Bake a batch of homemade granola, you could even sneak in a little shredded carrot to be festive. Serve it in a large pretty bowl and let everyone make their own fruit and yogurt parfaits.

Homemade Granola
This deliciously crispy homemade granola has hints of cinnamon and vanilla, crunchy almonds, and chewy raisins. Perfect for topping a yogurt parfait for an above-average weekday breakfast or a special addition to your brunch menu.
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A bowl of yogurt topped with homemade granola and fresh strawberries sits on a blue napkin.

Quiche Lorraine

Stir in crumbled peppered bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, a cup of my caramelized onions, and a pinch of cayenne pepper to my classic easy quiche recipe and you've got an easy homemade quiche lorraine.

Easy Quiche
This classic quiche recipe can be mixed and matched with your favorite fillings to make a delicious egg dish for your brunch menu.
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A slice of spinach quiche is on a plate next to additional baby spinach.

Southern Chicken and Waffles

If you prep ahead my easy malted waffles recipe, you could make homemade buttermilk fried chicken in the oven and serve this Southern chicken and waffles for Easter breakfast.

The real trick is making sure you have this sauce for chicken and waffles on hand!

Southern Chicken and Waffles
Chicken and waffles is absolutely delicious when you make everything from scratch at home. To save time, you can prep the waffles in advance and freeze them or swap the homemade buttermilk fried chicken with your favorite frozen fried chicken tenders instead.
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A buttermilk waffle has buttermilk fried chicken on top and a special pitcher of spiced maple syrup in the back.

Dutch Baby Pancake

A truly impressive Easter breakfast would involve pulling this gorgeous puffy cherry pancake out of the oven. Those toasted almonds on top and a simple dusting of powdered sugar makes it holiday-perfect.

Cherry Pancake with Almonds
This Dutch baby cherry pancake with almonds, very similar to a cherry clafouti, makes a delicious breakfast or fruit dessert when served with a dollop of whipped cream. Juicy fresh cherries with a sweet hint of almond in the batter and crispy almonds on top make a delightful treat to share.
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The baked cherry clafouti is in the skillet.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Waffles

One of our family's favorite Easter candies is Reese's peanut butter cups. Channel that Easter basket classic by serving these homemade peanut butter chocolate chip waffles, they are my daughter's favorite!

Peanut Butter Waffles
Mix in mini chocolate chips to this peanut butter waffles batter for a delicious freezer-friendly breakfast idea for the kids. Toast the waffles in the toaster and then spread with strawberry jam or a pat of warm butter. These waffles come out of the waffle iron so nice and crispy!
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Fresh griddled peanut butter waffles with mini chocolate chips are cooling on a rack.

Mustard Glazed Ham with Pineapple

When Easter breakfast turns into brunch, the best meat to have on your plate is a slice of this mustard glazed ham with pineapple slices.

Mustard Glazed Ham with Pineapple
This sweet and juicy mustard glazed spiral ham is the perfect Easter or holiday recipe. The roasted pineapples add sweetness to the glaze and are delicious on the dinner platter next to the savory slices of ham.
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Slices of pineapple glazed ham sits on a platter next to the roasted pineapple slices. A tray of colorful Easter eggs sits in the background.

Soft-Cooked Eggs with Toast

If eggs are on your Easter menu, consider serving this rich and savory eggs in purgatory made with spicy tomato sauce and soft-cooked eggs that are perfect for dipping crispy bits of toast into the runny yolks.

Eggs in Purgatory
Easy shakshuka, or eggs in purgatory, is a quick skillet recipe featuring soft cooked eggs in a spicy tomato sauce. Serve with crusty bread for dunking in the runny egg yolks. This meatless recipe makes an excellent breakfast for dinner option on a busy night and can be easily scaled for larger portions for the whole family.
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A piece of toast is being dunked into a soft egg in a rich tomato sauce.

Deviled Egg Salad

You could serve a batch of deviled egg salad on soft bread or croissants for Easter breakfast, it's a great way to use up those hard boiled eggs.

Deviled Egg Salad
Classic egg salad combines all the best flavors from deviled eggs into a delicious sandwich spread. You could also serve a scoop over a bed of salad greens.
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An egg salad sandwich sits on a blue plate.

Scrambled Eggs with Vegetables

Roast up pans of delicious spring vegetables like my parmesan roasted asparagus or these adorable roasted mini peppers.

Serve them with steaming platters of seasoned scrambled eggs with vegetables for a colorful breakfast you'll love.

Scrambled Eggs with Vegetables
Perfectly seasoned scrambled eggs with roasted vegetables makes an easy weekend brunch for the family or simple but elegant holiday breakfast menu. Mix and match your favorite veggie combos with fluffy eggs for a protein-packed way to start your day.
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A plate of scrambled eggs with vegetables.

Peppered Bacon

I think my sweet brown sugar peppered bacon makes an excellent breakfast side dish any day of the year!

Peppered Bacon
Delicious peppered bacon can easily be turned into candied bacon with brown sugar. Sweet or savory, this is the best bacon for your weekend brunch.
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A platter of candied bacon with pepper is ready to serve.

Turkey Breakfast Sausage

My turkey breakfast sausage can be formed into patties or crumbled and stirred into scrambled egg skillets or breakfast casseroles and is a much healthier alternative to regular sausage.

Turkey Breakfast Sausage
This easy turkey breakfast sausage recipe can be made into breakfast sausage patties for breakfast sandwiches or sausage crumbles for adding to an egg scramble or omelette. Lighter and healthier than traditional sausage but this recipe has ALL the same flavor thanks to the seasoning mix.
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A white plate has turkey breakfast sausage patties piled high for serving.

Caprese Salad

While a caprese salad with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella is more commonly seen during the summer months, it is a stunning Easter salad option that would be perfect for a continental style breakfast. Those garden fresh basil leaves just scream spring!

Caprese Salad
Tomato caprese salad is a classic Italian appetizer or side dish that is best made during summer when the tomatoes are at their peak season. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze for an elegant dish.
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A sliced tomato, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and balsamic glaze on a plate with a fork.

Crispy Breakfast Potatoes

Cook your eggs any way you like them so long as you've got a bowl of these delicious crispy breakfast potatoes to go alongside them!

Crispy Breakfast Potatoes
These delicious seasoned home fries are perfect for serving with scrambled eggs or omelettes for an easy weekend brunch. The crispy breakfast potatoes brown up perfectly in a skillet on the stovetop.
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A white bowl is filled with golden brown home fries, delicious crispy breakfast potatoes.

More Easter Recipes

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The photo collage show four easy breakfast ideas for Easter including bunny pancakes, hot cross biscuits, and eggs.

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